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The Power op Imagination. —The “Lancet” is often very good reading, says an exchange, even to the folks who have nothing the matter with them, and are iiot looking for a “ parallel case. ” The last number describes a gentleman who swallowed his false teeth, and felt them in the pharynx. A doctor was sent for, who introduced a probang, which touched the teeth, so the patient said, but he was afraid to proceed to extremities with that instrument, because they were described to him as “a complete set of molars.” He then ‘ f bent a 10-inch military silver probe, and tried to hook the teeth up,” but the spasms Of the larynx -were too severe, and the secretions from the pharynx so excessive, that these dredging operations had’ to be suspended. The patient began to get in extremis : so presently another doctor was telegraphed for, who found the missing teeth on the top cf a chest of drawers. This gentleman, reporting on the matter, very justly observes that this curious effect of imagination upon a strong and healthy man throws light on many a case of supposed hydrophobia.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 88, 17 April 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 88, 17 April 1880

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